Commonly used Abbreviations

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  1. aa
    of each
  2. ac
    before meals
  3. ad lib
    as desired; freely
  4. aq
    aqueous; water
  5. AU
    both ears
  6. bid
    twice a day
  7. c
    cup
  8. C
    with
  9. cap
    capsule
  10. cc
    cubic centimeter
  11. conc
    concentrate
  12. cpd or comp
    compound
  13. DC or die
    discontinue
  14. DSW
    dextrose 5% in water
  15. disp
    dispense
  16. dr
    dram
  17. Dx
    diagnosis
  18. elix
    elixir
  19. EXT
    extract
  20. gal
    gallon
  21. noc
    night
  22. NS
    normal saline
  23. N & V
    nausea and vomiting
  24. OD
    right eye
  25. OS
    left eye
  26. OTC
    over the counter
  27. OU
    both eyes
  28. oz
    ounce
  29. p
    post or after
  30. PB
    piggyback or IVPB
  31. pc
    after meals
  32. po
    by mouth
  33. pm
    as needed or when necessary
  34. pt
    pint
  35. pwd
    powder
  36. q
    every
  37. qd
    everyday
  38. qh
    every hour
  39. qid
    four times a day
  40. q4h
    every four hours
  41. q6h
    every six hours
  42. q8h
    every 8 hours
  43. qod
    every other day
  44. qs
    as much as is sufficient
  45. qt
    quart
  46. Rx
    take: by prescription
  47. s
    without
  48. SL
    sublingual
  49. SC/subq
    subcutaneous
  50. SOS
    if necessary
  51. susp
    suspension
  52. ss
    1/2 
  53. stat
    immediately
  54. supp
    suppository
  55. syr
    syrup
  56. T or Tbs
    tablespoon
  57. I or tsp
    teaspoon
  58. tab
    tablet
  59. TKO/KVO
    to keep open
  60. tid
    three times a day
  61. tr or tinct
    tincture
  62. ung
    ointment
  63. viiss
    7 1/2 or 7.5
  64. gr
    grain
  65. gtt
    drop
  66. H
    hypodermically
  67. HA
    headache
  68. h or hr
    hour
  69. HS
    at bedtime
  70. ID
    intradermal
  71. IM
    intramuscular
  72. inj
    injection
  73. I&O
    intake and output
  74. iss
    1 1/2 or 1.5
  75. IV
    intravenous
  76. IVPB
    IV piggyback
  77. IVP
    IV push
  78. kg
    kilogram
  79. KVO
    keep vein open
  80. L
    liter
  81. lb
    pound
  82. liq
    liquid
  83. m
    minim
  84. mcg
    microgram
  85. mEq
    milliequivalent
  86. mg
    miligram
  87. mL
    mililiter
  88. NG
    nasogastric
  89. NKA
    no known allergies
  90. NPO
    nothing by mouth

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Commonly used Abbreviations
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